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labour's draft manifesto is leaked. it contains plans to renationalise the railways and and scrap earners to fund the nhs. the shadow chancellor says he believes the proposals will be popular. this is an extremely modern, progressive, progressive set of proposals and it's looking to the long term future and most people are extremely excited at what they've seen. we'll have the latest from westminster. also this lunchtime. a note of caution about the economy. the bank of england downgrades its growth forecast, saying household spending is slowing. a record fine for the company that made 100 million cold calls. their automated messages encouraged people to make insurance claims. three women including a mother and daughter have appeared in court
charged with terror offences and conspiracy to murder. waiting times for key nhs services, including a&e and cancer referrals, are at their worst level in england for four years. all right, where do you want me? bouncing on my knee, where do you think i want you? and, act it like beckham! the former footballer gets mixed reviews for his latest appearance on the big screen. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: fifa president gianni infantino admits criticism aimed at the body has been deserved, but has warned against "fake news" and "alternative facts". good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. a draft of labour's general election manifesto has been leaked, and it includes radical plans
to renationalise the railways and royal mail, to scrap university tuition fees in england, and to end the public sector pay cap. the long document also includes plans to fund the nhs and social care through an increase in income tax for higher earners. the manifesto is due to be formally launched next week, and is being discussed today by the shadow cabinet. our political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. it wasn't meant to be like this. labour's first election launch, they had wanted to focus on attacking the tories. good morning, everyone. instead, it is their leaked ma nifesto instead, it is their leaked manifesto everyone is talking about. a d raft manifesto everyone is talking about. a draft version now out there for all to see, a whole week early. this morning, though, no sign of the leader as originally planned. he was meant to be here, but these things
happened, and mr corbyn is dealing with internal matters. so it was left to others in labour to play down the significance of the league. the draft includes proposals to nationalise the railways and the postal service, a plan to create publicly owned energy companies in every region of the 0k plus the introduction of price caps, and commitment to abolish tuition fees as well as £8 billion social care. this is an extremely modern, progressive set of proposals. and it's looking to the long—term future and most people are extremely at what they have seen. what if you? it certainly wasn't. the details might be out but the manifesto is not finalised. we are here to decide the finalised. we are here to decide the final word, i finalised. we are here to decide the finalword, iam finalised. we are here to decide the final word, i am sure it will be an exciting programme to attract as many exciting programme to attract as ma ny voters exciting programme to attract as many voters as possible to the labour party. it's being agreed by seniorfigures today. labour party. it's being agreed by senior figures today. are you
responsible for the league? don't be silly. they are hoping that decisions will help win over the public. ordinary voters want the abolition of zero our contract, agency workers dealt with, nationalisation of the railways. so what did people at coventry station make of the claims? it's a good idea, they should nationalise everything, bring it back to how it was. jeremy corbyn generally has the right idea, so if you think it is the right idea, i am linked to listen. it willjust be a gravy train run by left wing think tanks, people in london. it is clear not all in labour think that he has a clear message. the tories are 20 points ahead in the polls, it is the tory manifesto that people need to be focusing on. labour mps are trying to save as many good labour mps as possible so we have a
semblance of an opposition after the election. one key question remains, how many of the major spending commitments be met? mr corbyn‘s allies insist all of the policies in the final document will be fully funded. so far, there's little detail the draft. there's no doubting the labour leader's polarity among his own supporters. but to win this election, —— his popularity among his own supporters. but to win this election, he will need to win over much wider support. our assistant political editor norman smith is outside the manifesto meeting. is this damaging, this league? —— this leak? this suggests a degree of fear and loathing, distrust and disloyalty at the top of the labour party. but those around mr corbyn say at least this enables them to set out the radical agenda they are thinking about. some are even
speculating, maybe it wasjeremy corbyn‘s team who leaked this draft ma nifesto. corbyn‘s team who leaked this draft manifesto. we do not know that, but we do know that this is the most extensive manifesto of modern times, it isa extensive manifesto of modern times, it is a humongous lydia ko shopping list, a cornucopia of proposals and pledges, everything from a big bonanza pledge like i pledges, everything from a big bonanza pledge likei million more homes and small things like free wi—fi on the trains and banning pesticides that hurt bumblebees. it is probably the most left—wing ma nifesto is probably the most left—wing manifesto of is probably the most left—wing ma nifesto of a ny is probably the most left—wing manifesto of any recent would—be labour government, the big iconic left—wing proposals such as renationalising the railways, chunks of the energy industry, state intervention to cap rises in people's rents. that said, it is also probably the most extensive ma nifesto also probably the most extensive manifesto of also probably the most extensive ma nifesto of a ny also probably the most extensive manifesto of any modern labour party, with huge spending pledges such as £8 billion for social care.
billions for reversing benefit cuts. 11 billion to pay for scrapping tuition fees. and while this trough to manifesto may be packed with odysseys, it's —— with policies, it is decidedly short on sums to show how they are going to be paid for. two key policy areas in labour's leaked manifesto are transport and education. our correspondent gillian hargreaves looks first at the party's pledge to abolish university tuition fees in england. cheering they've got cause for celebration, because if you're a graduate, you earn around £200,000 more in your lifetime than somebody who didn't go to university. which is one of the reasons why the coalition government raised fees to £9,000 a year for students in england. but when they did, there were riots on the streets, and now labour promises to scrap fees altogether. so what do students think? i reckon it's a good idea for the students,
but for the treasury, not so much. up until now, my education has been free. why now? why do i have to pay at 18 onwards, nine grand peryear? well, perhaps some students would say that. but labour's plan is going to cost. when 7% of the population went to university, the government could afford to pay tuition fees, but now more than half of all 18—year—olds enter university each year. if the government paid for all of their tuition fees, the bill would be huge. well, abolishing tuition fees adds to borrowing in the short run by about £10 billion. of course, the government is already paying for student fees, it's just getting that money back, well, two thirds of that money back from graduates in the long run. so the long run cost to the government of abolishing fees is still really pretty significant. when it comes to paying for university, labour is heading in the
opposite direction to the tories, but there's little detail yet on how and when it would introduce the change. gillian hargreaves, bbc news. another pledge in the leaked manifesto is to re—nationalise the railways. how would that work in practice? richard lister is at kings cross station in london. but have passengers been saying?|j did but have passengers been saying?” did a thoroughly nonscientific side survey of the ten people i first came across, seven were in favour of nationalisation and three were against, that proves nothing. but its chimes closely with what opinion polls have been saying nationally for the past few years. the clear majority of people tell opinion polls that they are in favour of nationalised railways. that is remarkable when you consider the bad old days of the old nationalised british rail which was something of a byword for british decline by the
time it was fully privatised 20 yea rs time it was fully privatised 20 years ago. labour says this time it would be different, if you put the passenger first on your spending, you can freeze fares, you can give free wi—fi to everybody on board, and you can improve disabled access to trains. and of course, few would argue that privatisation has been an unqualified success over the past 20 yea rs. unqualified success over the past 20 years. certainly unqualified success over the past 20 yea rs. certainly fares unqualified success over the past 20 years. certainly fares have increased more sharply than inflation and trains, many trains are hugely overcrowded. the tories say that still better than british rail, and they point to the fact that privatisation has led, since 2000, to a much better safety record and also much more punctual services. the counterargument to thatis services. the counterargument to that is that network rail is responsible for a lot of those implements and labour points to the fa ct implements and labour points to the fact that network rail, in charge of tracks and stations, is a public body and taxpayer money has gone
into improving the services we now use. the conservatives have said that if they win the election, they will increase defence spending by 0.5% more than inflation every year. the defence secretary michael fallon also said the conservatives would continue to meet the pledge to spend at least 2% of national income on defence. it's a growing defence budget, it's properly financed. we meet the nato 2% target and we think that it's right to commit to that for the rest of this parliament, so that our armed forces have the equipment that they need to keep this country safe. the green party have launched their election manifesto in london. in a speech, the party's co—leader caroline lucas said that britain's prosperity depends on the natural world. we're the only party that puts the environment at the heart of all of our policies. and we do it quite simply because a prosperous, thriving future will be green...or not at all. and a reminder, you can keep up to date with all the developments throughout the campaign,
and live events, on the bbc news website, bbc.co.uk/news. and if you're on the move you can follow the election via the bbc news app. the bank of england is predicting only moderate growth for the uk economy this year with a squeeze on households' incomes, as wages rise more slowly than prices. interest rates have kept on hold at 0.25%. looking further ahead, the forecast is brighter, although as our economics correspondent andrew verity reports, a lot depends on the impact of brexit negotiations. here is one element of the cost of living that is shooting up. the wholesale price of butter has doubled in the last year, according to dairy farmers. producers and shops are passing on some, but not all of that to us, the consumers. at the last count, the retail price of oils and fats like butter was up by 15.5% compared to last year. as for the price of
butter as for the whole economy, the big question is, is this inflation temporary, or will it last? i think for the bank of england, they are really trying to work out how persistent the rise that we are seeing in inflation at the moment is going to be, and struggle that against the context which is a uk economy that is weakening, a housing market that is looking a little bit soggy, certainly in terms of activity, people looking for new houses and properties coming onto the market. a uk economy that is also facing brexit. the official consumer price index measure of inflation got down below zero in 2015. but now, it's back above the 2% target. the bank of england is now predicting it will carry on rising, peaking later this year at 2.8%. the wages that people are getting are not going to be sufficient to compensate for the rises in consumer prices, the prices in the shop. and so this is going to be a more challenging time for british households over the course of this year. one big reason for higher price rises is the pound.
because it dropped in value both before and after the referendum, we need more pounds to get hold of the dollars and euros we need to buy imported goods. and most of our goods are imported. the projected inflation entirely reflects the the depreciation caused by market expectations of a material adjustment to the uk's medium term prospect as it leaves the eu. the bank's confident prediction is that the effect of the weaker pound will be select next year and that workers will not seek to beat inflation by demanding much higher wages. on that basis, interest rates may have to rise a little in the next three years, but only very slightly. three women have appeared in court today, including a mother and daughter, charged with terrorism offences and conspiracy to murder. they include 21—year—old rizlaine boular, who was shot
by police during a raid at a property in willesden in london two weeks ago. our home affairs correspondent june kelly is at westminster magistrates court. this case is said to involve an alleged plot involving a knife attack in westminster. in the dock we had a mother, mina dich, 43, her daughter, rizlaine boular, 21, and a third woman, khawla barghouthi, it was rizlaine boular —— rizlaine boular who was shot two weeks ago. they are accused of conspiring to murder person oi’ they are accused of conspiring to murder person or persons unknown. rizlaine boular is accused of engaging in conduct preparing for terrorist acts on the other two are charged with assisting her in this. all three were wearing islamic dress. the mother and daughter both had theirfaces dress. the mother and daughter both had their faces fully covered. the senior districtjudge, emma roberts not, ask them to adjust their veils,
so she could see their eyes, which they did. mina dich chose to recover all of herface for they did. mina dich chose to recover all of her face for most of this hearing. as they left the dock, she waved to relatives in the public gallery. all three women have been remanded in custody and their next appearance will be at the old bailey on may the 19th. june kelly. a marketing company which made nearly 100 million nuisance calls has been fined a record £400,000 by the information commissioners office. keurboom communications made automated calls to people encouraging them to make insurance claims. angus crawford reports. phones ringing we've all had them, at any time of day or night. the call, the click on the line and then the recorded message, about ppi or a car accident. today, kerboum communications was fined £400,000 for making 100 million such calls.
1000 people complained. one said, these calls disrupt my work, cause unnecessary anxiety and make me very angry. another, a victim of stalking, complained, "i am harassed by my ex—partner through calls and text messages, and so unsolicited calls cause me anxiety." companies can only call if they have our permission. kerboum didn't, but made the calls enemy. —— anyway. it has now gone bust, so may not pay the fine. the regulator wants more powers. if the director, who was responsible for the company, were liable, then we think we would have a much better chance of success, and we think it would be a better deterrent. it seems tougher action on rogue cold callers would be a popular move. i think it's rude to call people up
and interrupt their day when they're in the middle of something. i find it rude, i would never do that someone else, so ijust think it's not ok. as soon as i put it down and say no, or take me off or whatever, i want to be of this research, then they'll phone back. the industry itself welcomes tighter regulation. at the moment, it may well be in a bad place, and people don't really trust the calls coming through to their phone. but if we were able to get rid of the vast majority of these nuisance callers, then it would re—establish itself for sure. but some think fines are not enough, and only the threat of prison for company bosses will put a stop to the nuisance calls. angus crawford, bbc news. waiting times for a number of key nhs services in england were the worst in four years, according to analysis of figures for the year to the end of march. —— five years. more people waited more than four hours to be seen in a&e, and cancer referral times also worsened. our health editor hugh pym is with me. talk is through the figures. this is
key performance targets for the nhs in england. for the whole financial year. we got figures for march, giving as the picture for the financial year. an analysis by the health foundation, or shows across the whole year there were 2.5 million people waiting longer than the four our standard to be treated are assessed in a&e and that's a really big increase on five years ago, when the figure was more like 720 5000. on another key performance benchmark, how long you have to wait for cancer treatment once there's been an urgent referral by your gp, it should be 62 days, two months. it was 26,000 people waiting longer than that for the full year. quite a big increase on the figure for
2011-12, which big increase on the figure for 2011—12, which was just over 14,000. a worsening across all key measures. how much of this is about simply more people using the nhs? that's what are nhs england made clear, more people are coming through the nhs and getting treated. that should never be ignored, in looking at how these performance figures stack up. they are also saying in march, things were better than in february. there's been a slight improvement during the course of this year. that shows the historic trend. you could be dealing with more patients, but you still have to hit these targets. it's in the nhs constitution. that's going to be a dilemma for whoever forms the next government, how do you carry on delivering what patients have been told they should expect when you are dealing with more and more patients. hugh pym, thank you. our top story this lunchtime. labour's draft manifesto is leaked. it contains plans to renationalise the railways and scrap university tuition fees. and still to come. the extraordinary work of a pioneering school for young people with disabilities. coming up in sport at 1:30pm:
after fifa began an investigation into the world record transfer of paul pogba, the fa chairman greg clarke says clubs like manchester united can pay agents whatever they see fit. a pioneering school for young people with disabilities is celebrating its 50th anniversary. the national star college in cheltenham provides individually tailored education and accommodation for students from across the uk — helping them to become as independent as possible. our disability affairs correspondent, nikki fox, went to find out what makes the school so special. happy birthday, national star! things have changed a lot over the 50 years that national star has been going. archive: the students here come from all over the united kingdom. in 1967 the first 10 students arrived. now the college has over 150, all
with very different disabilities. patrick studied here in the ‘80s. he left this place with a—levels and went on to get a degree in social science. this is the actual computer that patrick took his exams on. today, he's back with his former teacherjohn, reminiscing about how quickly he picked up the old technology. it took patrick about two minutes! all right, brainbox! i absolutely loved my three years here. my dad often said the star college was the equivalent to an eton for disabled people. i think it is essential to have specialised schools and colleges for students with complex disabilities. hello, how are you? thanks to these accessible flats, students like bethan can study and live independently away from home. you've got a lot of space here, haven't you? as the college celebrates its big
anniversary, it's expanding, although as a charity, uncertainties around funding make every investment a calculated risk. but being bold is what national star is all about. the whole ethos here is to realise the aspirations of disabled people, and today, just for fun, they're doing that — in a hot—air balloon. the tailored support the young people get here allows them the freedom to live and studyjust like any other student, with one aim — to prepare them in every way possible for life after college. nikki fox, bbc news.
the european union's chief brexit negotiator michel barnier has addressed the irish parliament — an honour usually only reserved for visiting heads of state. mr barnier highlighted the complexity of issues relating to the border with northern ireland — and what that means for brexit talks. our ireland correspondent chris page was listening. yes, until today, the only visitors who'd been asked to address the irish parliament here in dublin have been president sometime in is to come in the likes of nelson mandela and john f. kennedy. the fact that michel barnier has been invited to do so today shows how seriously the irish government is taking brexit. the key issue, the border between the irish republic and northern ireland remain open? mr barnier said again he doesn't want any new controls to be introduced, but he did acknowledge that because the uk is leaving the european customs
union, finding a resolution would be difficult. brexit changes the border with the eu, but i will work with you to avoid a hard border. the uk's departure from the eu will have consequences. we have the duty to speak the truth. we have together the duty to speak the truth. custom controls are part of eu border management. they protect the single market. they protect our food safety and standards. but as i already said many times, nothing in these negotiations should put peace at risk. nothing. the border brainteaser will continue to occupy mainz, but for today, michel barnier‘s address to the dublin parliament has been a highly
symbolic moment for ireland. chris page, thank you. young people who are hiv positive now have near—normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatment — according to a study from bristol university. researchers found that 20—year—olds who started anti—retroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live ten years longer than those who first used it in 1996. more details from our health correspondent, jane dreaper. voiceover: it is a deadly disease, and there is no known cure. doom—laden government adverts in the 19805 warned about the dangers of the virus behind aids, and urged us not to die of ignorance. jonathan learned he was hiv positive in 1982. he didn't expect to be alive all these years later. now 67, he's enjoying a healthy and happy retirement. i never thought that iwould hit 40, 50, 60. and to be a pensioner — is amazing. i have been very, very fortunate.
medicine which stops hiv reproducing has helped jonathan and millions of others. these anti—retroviral drugs became widely available in the uk two decades ago. researchers from bristol say a 20—year—old man who started hiv treatment in recent years should now live until the age of 73, and a woman should now reach 76 — close to the average. we expected drug resistance to be a huge problem and it hasn't been. we expected the drugs would be toxic and there might be an epidemic of heart disease untreated individuals. that hasn't turned out to be the case. we've arrived at a situation where unexpectedly the message is clear, everybody should be treated as soon as they are diagnosed, as early as possible and the outcomes
are absolutely excellent. it's hoped the findings will encourage anyone at risk of hiv to get tested for the virus. the charity terrence higgins trust says this research is great news, although some people are still unaware they have hiv, and this means they're missing out on the treatment which will help them stay healthy into old age. jane dreaper, bbc news. david beckham has made his speaking debut on the silver screen. he was greeted with cheers at the premiere of the film king arthur: legend of the sword in los angeles. —— in london. although the reception for his cameo performance as a soldier has been mixed, as our entertainment correspondent david sillito reports. david beckham. you could probably say he has got it all. the footballing talent, the looks, the globalfame. and he just looks right on the red carpet.
no wonder the movies have called. there are rumours, the legend of the sword of a king other than yourself. find him. this, an all—action retelling of the king arthur story. it is, of course, far from his first time on screen. he had a cameo in the man from uncle, and was the moody, silent star of this short film. however, there is more. i think people are going to love it. with guy's movies, you know what you're going to get, but there's a few surprises. one of them being, we both see and hear mr beckham's acting. right, where do you want me? bouncing on my knee. where do you think i want you? hands on the hilt, stupid. the reaction, more than a few critics have been a bit... critical. let's have another listen. right, where do you want me? bouncing on my knee. read you think i want you? hands on the hilt, stupid. all these negative comments are terribly unfair, say his
defenders. and the director. yeah, i love him. i think he's great on screen. i find him very talented, yeah, i love him. david beckham meanwhile says he has no plans to take up acting full—time. time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos. good afternoon. there's a change taking place across the south. there's a lot of fine, dry weather, particularly across the northern half of the country. this is from cou nty half of the country. this is from county antrim, a good example of how it's looking further north. to the south, the change i mentioned is taking place. there's more cloud around and a few showers, like the picture shows in west sussex. that's because we've got this area of low pressure, which is slowly moving